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Knox Police Working Crash on Heaton Street

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No injuries were sustained in a two-vehicle accident this morning at the corner of Clabaugh and U.S. 35 in Knox.

According to the preliminary investigation and witness statements, Betty Dotlich, of Grovertown, was driving south on U.S. 35 when she apparently ran a stop light at the intersection. Valerie Erickson of Knox was traveling east on Clabaugh Drive and proceeded through the intersection and hit Dotlich’s vehicle.

Officers from the Knox City Police Department responded to the scene along with other emergency responders.

Accident Claims the Life of North Judson Resident’s Son

A North Judson mother is mourning the death of her son, whose life was taken Friday in a traffic accident in Indiana. Etha Kallin lost her son in the I-465 crash.

Paul Kallin was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative of the Marion County Coroner’s office from injuries sustained in the crash, which occurred shortly before 1:00 p.m. in Indianapolis, on city’s east side. Kallin was driving his vehicle in the far right lane, when it abruptly turned left across I-465 and was struck on the driver’s side door by another vehicle driven by Clifford Perkins, 34, of Gary. Perkins and a front seat passenger in his pickup were taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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Power to be Restored to Knox Residents at 1:30 p.m.

Power should be restored to 732 Knox customers by 1:30 p.m.

NIPSCO Public Affairs Officer, Rick Colinski, said that a car accident at Portland and Pacific streets in Knox caused the outage. Crews are replacing a cross bar that was broken on the pole that was hit by the car. Officials at the Starke County Sheriff’s Department said there were no injuries sustained in the accident.

Stephanie McGovern Recovering after Car Accident in Cass County

Crews work to clear the scene of an accident that claimed the life of a Winamac teen. Photo provided by Kevin Lilly of the Pharos Tribune.

Stephanie McGovern, 16, of Winamac, who was involved in a car accident in Cass County on Monday, December 27th, had a successful jaw surgery and is out of ICU at a Fort Wayne hospital. Doctors have tended to broken ribs, a punctured lung and a punctured kidney that she suffered in the accident. She will soon continue her recovery at home. Stephanie’s parents are Mike and Cheryl McGovern.

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